Insurance Awards

The insurance program is an integral part of Father McGivney’s vision for the Knights of Columbus, and its continued success is due to outstanding performances by our general agents and field agents.

These men provide top-rated life insurance products as devoted and concerned advisors, professionally trained to serve Knights and their families. They are second-to-none in their willingness to help a fellow member learn how K of C plans can protect him and his family.

Annually, the board of directors recognizes the two leading general agents and field agents for their sales and service during the preceding calendar year.


The two leading general agents of 2012 were: George A. Spinelli of Kansas and Anthony “Tony” W. Swanson of Nebraska.

George A. Spinelli of Kansas Anthony “Tony” W. Swanson of Nebraska

1. George finished the year at 281 percent of quota with a volume per member of $11,300. His agency’s total gross volume was $126,020,000.

2. Tony achieved 248 percent of quota with a volume per member of $10,582. His total gross volume was $88,713,000.

The general agents who, with George and Tony, were our top 10 managers in 2012 were:


Top General Agents
General Agent/Jurisdiction Volume/Member % of Quota Gross Volume

George A. Spinelli (Kansas)

$11,300 281 $126,020,000

“Tony” W. Swanson (Nebraska)

$10,582 248 $88,713,000

Kevin G. Pfeifer (Nebraska)

$11,238 221 $180,872,000

Marc G. Bouchard (Alberta)

$13,987 204 $243,193,000

Daniel R. Duval (Ontario)

$5,413 191 $54,697,000

James F. McCabe Jr. (New Mexico)

$7,560 181 $60,193,000

John A. Mahon (Kansas)

$10,182 181 $136,200,000

Ben Baca III (California/Hawaii)

$11,651 177 $218,927,000

Robert S. Marlowe Jr. (Maryland)

$6,754 171 $100,094,000

Sergio A. Urrutia (Florida)

$5,605 161 $69,328,000

Our leading field agents in 2012 were: Justin “J.J.” Deges of the George A. Spinelli Agency in Kansas and Benjamin M. Santo of the Anthony W. Swanson Agency in Nebraska.

Justin “J.J.” Deges of the George A. Spinelli Agency in Kansa Benjamin M. Santo of the Anthony W. Swanson Agency in Nebraska

1. J.J. attained 655 percent of quota with a volume per member of $15,817 and a total gross volume of $17,241,000

2. Benjamin reached 631 percent of quota with a volume per member of $30,471 and a total gross volume of $24,255,000.

Rounding out the 2012 list of top 10 producers were:

Top Producers - Field Agents
Field Agent/Jurisdiction Volume/Member % of Quota Gross Volume

Justin “JJ.” Deges (George Spinelli Agency, Kansas)

$15,817

665

$17,241,000

Benjamin M. Santo (Anthony W. Swanson Agency, Nebraska)

$30,471

631

$24,255,000

Ronald “Joe” Sandoval Jr (Baca Agency, California/Hawaii)

$73,472

505

$65,244,000

Young T. Tran (Kennedy Agency, Oregon)

$21,161

462

$15,556,000

Darin N. Reed (George Spinelli Agency, Kansas)

$15,601

457

$14,552,000

John P. Hoolick (Kearney Agency, Pennsylvania)

$12,498

449

$13,348,000

Joseph C. Blitz (Polis Agency, Idaho)

$14,861

437

$12,573,000

Glen W. Dobmeier (Lewans Agency, Saskatchewan)

$34,105

412

$26,875,000

Robert W. Abbate (Choate Agency, Virginia)

$27,936

400

$45,760,000

Eric S. Ottemann (Seideman Agency, Texas)

$34,836

385

$31,562,000

Achievement Award

The Achievement Award is presented to all managers and agents who meet or exceed 100 percent of their assigned quota for the calendar year. In 2012, 45 general agents and 335 field agents earned this honor.

Agency Incentive Award

Top-producing general and field agents earn a trip as an incentive award at the end of each year. The 2012 destination was the island nation of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean. Taking the trip were 48 general agents and 148 field agents, along with their wives

Supreme Knight’s Sales Club

In 2012, the top 35 general agents and top 86 field agents were recognized as members of the Supreme Knight’s Sales Club. Five general agents have qualified for this recognition for more than 20 consecutive years.